This great podcast is from an event at Goldsmiths a few years ago. It’s introduced by Les Back and the talk covers a lot of ground. The video below shows Howard Becker engaged in a different craft. http://magiclantern.gold.ac.uk/movs/sociology/howie-the-craft-sociology.mp3
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Graham Crow’s The Art of Sociological Argument (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) is a book about rhetoric and how sociologists have made their arguments and communicated with their readers. Crow takes eight sociological writers from the classic founders to the present day. Each sociologist… Read More ›
This presentation by Nick Hopwood seems to have circulated quite widely this morning. It’s a satirical presentation attached to this post, visually illustrating all the presentational mistakes he observes in the attached article. It makes a lot of useful points in… Read More ›
it may be time to re-think how to situate our ourselves and our commitments in relation to, not only what one is against, but also what vision of sociology one might want to argue for. It is not a mattter,… Read More ›
There’s a couple of interviews we’ve done on these themes with Les Back here and here. If you find the lecture interesting then you really should check out the edited collection it draws on.
In this interview I talk to Les Back about the opportunities for sociology in a time of crisis. He argues that there has never been a greater opportunity to rethink the craft of sociology than there is at present. He’ll be speaking… Read More ›
In this podcast Mark Carrigan talks to Les Back from Goldsmiths about his Academic Diary project. So what is the Academic Diary? How did the idea for the project come about? What did the process of crafting it entail? Was the experience… Read More ›
In this interview recorded at the BSA conference in April 2012, Les Back reflects upon the significance of last summer’s riots in the UK and what, if anything, has been learnt from them.
In this podcast Les Back discusses the enduring significance of C. Wright Mills to sociology. He mentions a (fantastic) book during his talk which we’ve embedded below. Les Back on Sociology’s Promise
A question I asked Prof Les Back from Goldsmiths College at the BSA conference last week.